ROUNDUP: Tenn. schools close for semester and nine other Nashville-area updates

The dormitory is located next door to Saint Thomas West Hospital. (Courtesy Ascension Saint Thomas)
The dormitory is located next door to Saint Thomas West Hospital. (Courtesy Ascension Saint Thomas)

The dormitory is located next door to Saint Thomas West Hospital. (Courtesy Ascension Saint Thomas)

In case you missed them the first time around, here are 10 coronavirus-related stories from the Greater Nashville area.

Aquinas College in Southwest Nashville opens dormitory to Ascension Saint Thomas caregivers

Aquinas College announced April 16 that it has opened up Siena Hall dormitory on campus to health care workers at Ascension Saint Thomas who are worried about going home and potentially spreading COVID-19 to family members.

Gov. Bill Lee announces free coronavirus testing for all Tennesseans

Free COVID-19 testing will become available as of April 18-19 for any Tennessee resident, regardless of whether they exhibit traditional symptoms of the virus.

City of Brentwood to waive late fees for water and sewer bills

The Brentwood City Commission approved a resolution to waive late fees for water and sewer bills during its April 13 meeting.

Connectus Health providing food, supplies to Middle Tennessee during coronavirus pandemic

In partnership with Second Harvest and Nashville Diaper Connection, Connectus Health is donating nonperishable food items, hygiene products and diapers at two of its Middle Tennessee clinics.

Gov. Bill Lee establishes economic recovery group to help declining state economy

On April 16, Gov. Bill Lee established an economic recovery group from across state departments, legislative members and the private sector to help reboot the state’s economy.

Gov. Bill Lee recommends Tennessee school closures for remainder of academic year

Gov. Bill Lee announced April 15 that he is recommending that all Tennessee schools remain closed through the end of the academic year to reduce the risk of further virus spread.

GUIDE: See hours, special conditions for grocery stores in Greater Nashville

This article features a guide to how local grocery stores are adapting to get consumers what they need and working to limit the spread of the coronavirus in the region.

Metro Nashville Planning Commission seeks public comments for virtual meeting April 23

The Metro Nashville Planning Commission will livestream its scheduled meeting at 4 p.m. April 23, and it is providing several options for residents to provide feedback on agenda items in ways that meet the requirements for a public hearing.

Tennessee extends stay-at-home order through April 30; some businesses could reopen in May

Gov. Bill Lee announced April 13 Tennessee’s stay-at-home order will be extended through April 30 and that state officials are working on a plan that would allow businesses to reopen in May.

Vanderbilt researchers: Social distancing must continue in order to slow coronavirus spread

Officials with Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced April 9 there is new data showing evidence that social distancing efforts are working to flatten the curve, or slow the spread of coronavirus in the region.

Alex Hosey, Dylan Skye Aycock and Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.


According to the report, 380,174 total COVID-19 cases have been reported in children nationwide as of Aug. 6, which accounts for approximately 9.1% of all confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
REPORT: COVID-19 cases in children increase by 90% nationwide in 1 month

As school district officials across the U.S. prepare for the start of the 2020-21 school year, 179,990 new COVID-19 cases were reported in children nationwide between July 9 and Aug. 6—an increase of 90%, according to a report compiled by The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association.

(Community Impact staff)
Williamson County coronavirus cases up by 49 in last 24 hours; active cases remain flat

The number of active cases in the county is 1,228, the same as Aug. 11, according to data from the Tennessee Department of Health.

The Pampered Pooch offers a variety of grooming and spa services for dogs of all breeds and sizes as well as doggy day care and boarding services for owners who are out of town. (Photos by Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
Family business The Pampered Pooch Resort & Spa provides grooming, home away from home for pets

For pet parents going out of town, The Pampered Pooch in Brentwood offers overnight boarding and doggie day care as well as a menu of spa treatments for pets to enjoy.

(Courtesy Visit Franklin)
Get a sneak peek at Franklin's newest mural

The mural will be located on the former site of Judge Beans on Hillsboro Road.

The improvements to Granny White Pike include the addition of bike lanes as well as Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant sidewalks.(Lindsey Juarez Monsivais/Community Impact Newspaper)
Bike lanes now open on Granny White Pike in Brentwood

The new bike lanes feature bright green markers using a long-lasting epoxy paint to be more visible for drivers.

There are now 1,228 active coronavirus cases in the county, a decrease of four since Aug. 10. (Community Impact staff)
Coronavirus cases in Williamson County up 30 in past 24 hours

There are now 1,228 active coronavirus cases in the county, a decrease of four since Aug. 10.

The NOW Massage is slated to open in Harpeth Square in downtown Franklin. (Courtesy The NOW Massage)
The NOW Massage coming soon to downtown Franklin

The new massage boutique will open in downtown Franklin's Harpeth Square.

The Williamson County seal, which was designed in 1968, features a Confederate flag; many have called for the flag's removal. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
Task force meets to debate Williamson County Seal

The task force is working to seek out opposing viewpoints on whether the Confederate flag should be removed from the Williamson County seal.

In addition to bars, pedal taverns and other "transpotainment" vehicles were shut down by the city of Nashville. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin cites individuals on party buses coming from Nashville and more area news

Read the latest Franklin and Brentwood news as well as updates from Williamson County.

Spark is slated to open in late August in Brentwood. (Courtesy Spark: An Art Studio)
Spark: An Art Studio coming soon to Brentwood

Spark is a make-your-own art studio where customers can create glass and tile mosaics from stencils provided by the studio.

The shop has begun offering closing sale discounts. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
HeyDay in downtown Franklin to close in September

The shop has begun offering closing sale discounts.